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Leon Balents Theoretical physicist

Leon Balents works broadly in the area of correlated electron systems, quantum magnetism, and complex materials. His interests include correlation effects in one-dimensional systems, exotic quantum critical phenomena, topology in the solid state, and spin liquids in frustrated magnets.

Awards

National Science Foundation Career Award, 2000-2005.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, 2000-2002.

David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellow, 2000-2005.

Relevant Publications

L. Balents and L. Savary Too, "Spin liquid regimes at nonzero temperature in quantum spin ice," Phys. Rev. B., vol. 87, pp. 205130, May 2013.

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Appointment

Associate Fellow Quantum Materials

Institution

University of California, Santa BarbaraKavli Institute for Theoretical Physics

Education

PhD (Physics) Harvard University

BSc (Physics and Mathematics) Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Country

United States

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